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Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Kenan-Flagler Bus Sch-330100
Executive Director of Development
Position Posting Category
Development and Fundraising
Full Time/Part Time?
Hours per Week
Posting Open Date
Open Until Filled
Proposed Start Date
Last year we celebrated the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Centennial year. We opened our doors as the Department of Commerce in 1919 and awarded our first degrees to 12 students in 1921. Today we offer Undergraduate Business, MBA, Master of Accounting, PhD and Executive Development programs. You’ll find our 37,000 graduates in 50 U.S. states and 86 countries. Our faculty, who represent 21 countries, are world-class researchers and teachers.
While much has changed since our founding, you can trace our tradition of educational innovation and core values – which both reflect and form our unique culture – to our earliest days. Business and the liberal arts have become the foundation for our educational approach – preparing students with the enduring knowledge and skills they need to navigate a complex future. We are an institution that, for 100 years, has provided a high quality business education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, transforming the lives of students, preparing them to graduate to become extraordinary leaders in their communities, and employees helping students to achieve that goal while perpetuating the impact a Carolina education has on people’s lives and on society.
The Kenan-Flagler Business School, located at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a top 20 ranked professional business school offering a range of professional and academic degree programs, Beyond its degree programs, Kenan-Flagler also directs and maintains the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, which is the outreach and research arm of the School, and the Executive Development Program, which houses its nationally-ranked executive education programs. Kenan-Flagler Business School enrolls over 2,500 students annually in its programs and lives/operates by its core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork.
The Executive Director of Development will be responsible for cultivating and soliciting major gifts over $100,000 through building relationships with Kenan-Flagler’s key donors and many new prospects. This position will have significant interaction with alumni volunteers and will lead the team of major gift fundraisers. The Executive Director of Development will supervise a team of major gift development officers including day to day supervision and strategic oversight. The position reports to the Associate Dean for advancement.
An undergraduate degree is required.
Qualifications and Experience
A qualified candidate will have a minimum of five years of major gift fundraising experience, which must include a minimum of one year in direct ask solicitations. Previous management experience is required. Must demonstrate a strong understanding of the nature and purpose of higher education. A current or previous connection to UNC is preferred, as is experience in closing gifts over $100,000. The candidate must understand the basic principles and techniques of successful fundraising as they pertain to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors. A qualified candidate will also possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, written and oral communication abilities, a demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities, and acute organizational skills. Business travel and periodic weekend work is required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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